WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets couldnít make it two solid games in a row, as they dropped a 3-0 decision to the visiting Montreal Canadiens, Tuesday night.
Spotting the Habs an early two-goal lead, the Jets continued a trend of slow starts to lose their fourth game in their last five, dropping their record to 3-4.
Montreal, now 4-2, dominated much of the opening period, scoring 2:06 in and again midway through the frame.
Brandon Prust started things off, capping two opening shifts that were played entirely in the Winnipeg zone by poking a rebound off the end boards past Ondrej Pavelec.
P.K. Subban showed off his powerful one-timer, blasting a point shot through Pavelec to make it 2-0 and causing Jets head coach Claude Noel to call a timeout in an effort to shake his team out of its funk.
Eric Tangradi responded by fighting Ryan White as soon as play resumed, and the Jets were better for the rest of the first period and through the second.
But every chance they got, Carey Price shut the door, the best chances coming from Jacob Trouba and Michael Frolik.
Winnipegís best opportunity in the third, by Andrew Ladd on a shorthanded two-on-one, rolled off the captainís stick.
Daniel Briere added an empty-net goal for Montreal with just over a minute to go.
The Jets out-shot the Habs, 35-25.
Neither team managed a power play goal, Winnipeg on three chances, Montreal on five.